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3o4                  HISTORY OF PERSIA           CHAP.
of the Imam.1 Consequently the Persian general, Lutf
Mi Khan, a brother-in-law of Fatteh Ali Khan the Vizier,
was obliged to adopt a purely defensive attitude, and to
garrison Bandar Abbas and other ports against the raids
from Oman, which became more and more serious as
time went by.
1 According to Krusinski, the Portuguese refused to transport the troops, owing to
the non-payment of the sum of money agreed upon.